Kent County team wicketkeeper-batter Jordan Cox stole the thunder by scoring a scintillating unbeaten 90 and guiding Bangla Tigers to an impressive 20 runs win over Deccan Gladiators in the eighth match of the Abu Dhabi T10 at the Zayed Cricket Stadium. His knock studded with eight boundaries and six sixes gave Bengal Tigers a whopping total of 143 for 4 in 10 overs.
Cox along with Dasun Shanaka (25n.o) put on an unbeaten 110 runs off 39 balls for the fifth wicket. It was a treat to watch this pair thrash the Deccan Gladiators bowlers. The reputed Gladiator’s batters took up the challenge through their skipper Nicholas Pooran’s 41 of 17 balls with three boundaries and four sixes and Fabian Allen’s unbeaten 40 off 16 balls with five sixes and a boundary. However, their efforts were not enough to take their team to the target, and they got restricted to 123 for 2. A total of 266 runs were scored by both teams in a run feast for the spectators.
Earlier, Deccan Gladiators had won the toss and elected to field.
Bangla Tigers bt Deccan Gladiators by 20 runs.
Bangla Tigers 143 for 4 in 10 overs (Jordan Cox 90n.o, Dasun Shanaka 25n.o, Nuwan Thushara 2 for 22)
Deccan Gladiators 123 for 3 in 10 overs (Nicholas Pooran 41, Fabian Allen 40n.o)
Player of the match: Jordan Cox